Bijoya Roy


  • Ph.D., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhibijoya
  • M.Phil., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M.A. Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Her research work includes the study of Public Private Partnerships in health care, commercialization of health care, childbirth practices and medicalization, midwifery and women’s health workforce. The work is interdisciplinary. She is part of Women and Gender Studies Programme (MPhil and PhD) held in collaboration with Ambedkar University Delhi.


Journal Guest Editor

  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (1) 2016 Special Issue: Gender and Commercialisation of Health Care.

Book Chapters

  • Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Ensuring Universal Healthcare for India in Qadeer I, Saxena KB and Arathi PM (eds) Universalising Healthcare in India: From Care to Coverage, 2019, Aakar Books, New Delhi
  • Public Private Partnership in Healthcare: Trajectories and Experiences from West Bengal in I Qadeer (ed.) INDIA: Social Development Report 2014: Challenges of Public Health, Oxford University Publication, New Delhi, 2015.
  • (with Qadeer, I., and Gautam, S.) Must History Repeat Itself? The Role of Dais in Maternity Care in Backward Districts of Himachal PradeshIn Qadeer I (Ed.) INDIA: Social Development Report 2014: Challenges of Public Health, Oxford University Publication, New Delhi, 2015.
  • User Fee Policy in West Bengal: A Case Study in Kelley Michele and D’Souza Deepika (eds.), The World Bank in India: Undermining Sovereignty, Distorting Development, 2010. Orient Black Swan, New Delhi.


  • Roy B, Qadeer I, Sadgopal M, Chawla J, and Gautam S. Giving Births at Home in India: Developing Women Centric Approach as in Gutschow K and Davis-Floyd R. (eds.) Sustainable Birth: Systematic Solutions Across the Continuum of Care, Springer SeriesGlobal Maternal and Child Health, forthcoming
  • The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Ensuring Universal Health Coverage for India in Qadeer I., Saxena K. B., and Arathi P.M. (eds.) Universalising Health Service in India: A Journey through Time from Care to Coverage, Aakar Books, New Delhi, forthcoming.
  • Community Health Workers in South Asia: Gender, Work and Compensation, Working Paper, Public Services International (South Asia), Faridabad, forthcoming
  • (with Chakravarthi, I.,  Mukhopadhyay, I., and Barria, S.) Investing in Health – Healthcare Industry in India. Economic & Political Weekly Vol LII, No. 45, 2017.
  • Aspiring for Universal Health Coverage through Private Care, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, Issue No. 16, 22 April 2017.
  • Corporate Hospitals in India and Representation of Women’s Medical Care, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016.
  • Introduction, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 23 No. 1 2016.
  • Restructuring and Shifting Boundaries: What does it mean for Maternal Health care?, Samyukta : A Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. XIV, No. 2, 2014.
  • (with Karpagam, S., Seethappa, V. K., & Qadeer, I.) Evidence Based Planning – A Myth or Reality: Use of Evidence by the Planning Commission on Public Private Partnership, Social Change, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2013
  • (with Siddharta Gupta), Public-Private Partnership and User Fees in Healthcare: Evidence from West Bengal, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVI, No. 38, Sept. 17-23, 2011.
  • Outsourcing of Service Provisioning and Changing Employment Relationship in Public Sector Hospitals of West Bengal, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 53 No.(2) 2010.
  • (with Husain Z and S Ghosh) ‘Top heavy systems and quality of health care: A survey of select departments’ in R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, India”, Social Medicine, Vol.4, No.2 2009.
  • Restructuring Public Sector Hospital Services: Marginalising the Poor available online, 2007 at

Project Report

  • (with Singh, A., Qadeer, I., Chawla, J., Caleb, L., Sadgopal, M., and Gautam, S.) Establishing the Scope and Pattern of Care by Dais During and After Childbirth in Four Cultural and Geographic Settings in India, The Jeeva Project Study Report, CWDS, New Delhi, 2016.

Book Review

  • Sarah Hodges and Mohan Rao (eds), Public Wealth and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates and Other Strategic Bodies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016, Indian Journal of Gender Studies February, Vol.24, No.1 2017.

Occasional Paper:

  • Husain, Z., Ghosh, S., and Roy, B. Socio-Economic Profile of the Users in Public and Private Sector Hospitals of Kolkata, Occasional Paper No. 14, 2008 Institute of Development Studies Kolkata